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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active reportedly headed to AT&T

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active reportedly headed to AT&T
Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active from 2013, AT&T released Active variants of Samsung's flagship smartphones each and every year. But will the near-bezel-less Galaxy S8 also get a rugged version? Well, SamMobile (a trusted source) says that it will.

Reportedly, a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (model number SM-G892A) is currently in the works, though it's not clear when it's supposed to be launched. Allegedly codenamed Cruiser, the Galaxy S8 Active will almost certainly feature a tough, MIL-STD-810G certified exterior, in addition to dust and water resistance. 

Moreover, similar to its predecessor, the S8 Active will likely pack a generous battery (as you may know, last year's Galaxy S7 Active - pictured above - has a 4000 mAh battery).

While there are no other details about this S8 Active right now, the handset probably sports a 5.8-inch display, like the regular Galaxy S8, not a 6.2-inch one like the S8+. It will be interesting to see if the screen of the new phone is curved, though we assume it's not.

Since the Galaxy S7 Active was announced in June 2016, we're thinking that the Galaxy S8 Active could be officially unveiled in the coming months. Stay tuned! 

source: SamMobile

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posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:04 2

1. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Oh i might buy thats full price if its flat screen :)

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 12:27

19. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


The Active series always had plastic screens, correct? Plastic would probably hold up better with those rounded edges...

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:36

22. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Plastic scratches much more easily.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:51

23. trojan_horse (Posts: 3894; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Glass cracks much more easily.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:56 1

24. SaRPeR (Posts: 51; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


It is much harder to crack a screen than scratching plastic. A tempered glass screen doesn't crack even when dropped while a plastic screen gets scratched even woth keys and coins.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:57

25. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


You are way more likely to scratch your plastic phone than to crack your phone. Anyone with a case will be fine and will never crack their screen.

There's a reason normal phones have glass screens. It feels much better and doesn't scratch like crazy.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 14:21

26. SupermanayrB (Posts: 800; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


That's smart, especially if it comes unlocked.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 02:25

27. hung2900 (Posts: 964; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Solution? Tempered glass on top of the plastic screen. Best of both world.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 03:19

28. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Mixing various mediums is not a very good idea for visual clarity as well as touch response. So it's not a very good idea personally.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 14:16

30. Highside (Posts: 134; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


Carrier exclusives are a scumbag move, by scumbag companies.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:15

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Serious question. Does anyone else in America get Rugged Galaxy's other than AT&T?

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:26 2

4. SupermanayrB (Posts: 800; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Not from what I've seen. When I worked at the AT&T store the Samsung rep said it was to kind of make up for them losing their exclusivity with the iPhone.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:26 1

5. shaineql (Posts: 417; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Not as far as i know, every year it's att exclusive

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:30 2

6. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


No, just at&t get the Galaxy active.
My son has had the s6 and s7 active and loves them.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:36

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx for the answers folks.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:00

20. Huh101 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Feb 2017)


Sprint had a variant with the Galaxy S5 called Sport but that was the only known one and it was advertised differently.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:23

3. androiduser (Posts: 217; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


It will be the longest phone in existence.. Failure

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:32 4

7. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You are wrong, the active is not a ,Failure. Is it for everyone nobut, for the out doors person it is.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:37 2

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly sis.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:38

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Care to elaborate, instead of just calling it a failure.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:57

13. androiduser (Posts: 217; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


I did. It has the 18.5:9 aspect ratio but with big bezels

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:57

14. androiduser (Posts: 217; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


I did. It has the 18.5:9 aspect ratio but with big bezels

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 11:04

16. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Bezels are no bigger then some other phones.
If you are a outdoors person, work outdoors or just hard on phones it is a great phone.
If you want good looking then not so much. The black is the best as far as looks, the other colors are pretty bad.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 12:00 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And that makes it a failure? Mmmmmmmmmk

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:43

11. gersont1000 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


The Active phones are the ones I would be buying if they were available for T-Mobile.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:49

12. joeytaylor (Posts: 868; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Doesn't AT&T work on tmoblie lines

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 12:01

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Some of there frequencies are the same.

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 10:52

32. gersont1000 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Partially. After buying some phones not made specifically for T-Mobile, I'd rather not do that again. I want a phone that is fully compatible.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 11:04 2

15. pacattack81 (Posts: 70; Member since: 08 Dec 2016)


If it's a flat screen with slim bezels I'd be interested. Although it's hard to make it rough and tough with slim bezels.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 13:17

21. dmomintz (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


No, it's exclusive, but it works great on T-Mobile if you purchase it through at&t I believe. Keeping my eye on this one.

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